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National Security Inspectorate
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The National Security Inspectorate grew from the merger of NACOSS which was a standards body for the alarm industry and ISI which was and inspectorate for the manned guarding industry.

Now, the NSI provides a standard setting role for these areas and for fire protection. The mission of the NSI is to improve standards in both the fire and security industries and provides approval certification to suppliers in these markets.

To achieve certification, companies must prove on-going competence, meet European and British industrial standards, have comprehensive liability insurance and have a screening system in place for security staff members along with continuous training and development.
Industry body enters CCTV training partnership
23 September, 2013
The National Security Inspectorate and Facewatch will be offering certification programs for online police crime reporting using CCTV surveillance
Marketing Expert Joins The NSI Team
23 July, 2010
Experienced professional joins the National Security Inspectorate in the role of Sales and Marketing Manager
Chief Executive Retires From the NSI
29 June, 2010
The UK's National Security Inspectorate will lose its Chief Executive in November as Andrew White takes retirement
Contract Quality Marque scheme to raise guarding standards
04 November, 2009
The NSI's Contract Quality Marque Scheme for SIA approved contractors aims to raise the standard of security guarding in the UK
Manned guarding certification scheme explained at IFSEC
10 April, 2009
The NSI stand at IFSEC in Birmingham in May will be the venue for gaining information on the organisation's certification schemes relating to electronic security system installers and manned guarding companies
Investors in People award for National Security Inspectorate
21 May, 2008
Attainment of standards set by the Investors in People Award demonstrates NSI's commitment to the development of its human resources.
NSI sponsors IFSEC apprentice skills challenge.
17 April, 2008
Popular apprentice skills challenge at the IFSEC security exhibition to be sponsored this year by the National Security Inspectorate.
SIA approved contractor status via passport route.
15 April, 2008
The NSI can provide SIA Approved Contractor Scheme membership to companies with NSI Cash Services Gold status.
New Approved Contractor Scheme entry route.
04 March, 2008
The SIA and NSI offer a new route of approval for contractors involved in manned guarding, door supervision and CCTV monitoring.
Regional Inspector appointed by NSI for Ireland and Eire.
25 January, 2008
New recruit to provide inspection and approval support for security companies in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
NSI team member receives BSIA award
17 July, 2007
NSI Technical Manager recognised for improvements in security industry standards.
UKAS approval for NSI certification scheme
02 July, 2007
Certification for environmental management systems from the National Security Inspectorate receives approval from UKAS.
Swift Alarms director appointed to NACOSS council.
30 May, 2007
New chairman to oversee NACOSS council discussions with approved companies.
Inspection services for Telecare industry
16 May, 2007
National Security Inspectorate wins bid to provide inspection services for Telecare industry members